Aubameyang burned? Strong words at OM


By: Manu Tournoux

If Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is sometimes the subject of external criticism, he is fully supported by his teammates at OM.

Arriving last summer at Olympique de Marseille with the heavy task of succeeding Alexis Sanchez who was not retained by Pablo Longoria, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took a good while before finding his feet at the same time as finding the net. Little by little regaining his effectiveness in front of goal, the Marseille striker has now scored eight goals in the league, with also the significant number of seven assists. Enough to enthuse its partners.

To defend his teammate in the face of the slander heard here and there, Amine Harit spoke at a press conference on Friday, on the eve of OM’s trip to Clermont (9 p.m., 24th day of Ligue 1). “ Like the collective, it had a complicated start, when things were not going well at the start of the season. He had a very, very good time afterwards during which he scored a lot, whether in the European Cup or in the championship. »

Objective Europe

And the Marseille offensive continued his plea in favor of Aubameyang: “ We know that ‘Auba’ needs the ball in front of goal, to be served to kill, to score goals, and that’s what he has done in recent matches. » Then Amine Harit was amused by the criticism. “ Honestly, I don’t see where Aubameyang is burned. I would love to be burned out like him at his age, score as many goals and be as decisive. He’s a great player. We need him to achieve our goals.»

And OM’s major objective is to succeed in winning over Europe. Still in contention in the Europa League, in which it will play the quarter-finals against Villarreal on March 7 and 14, the Marseille club remains mainly focused on the championship. Currently ninth, three points from the final European place currently occupied by Lens (6th), Marseille is still far from its goal. But he still has time left. And will.

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